Welcome to the 2018 golf season.
Many fantastic events are planned for the New Year so why not get involved and play in some competitions?
Here are some of 2018’s Major Events
White Duck Charity Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes Research – Friday 9th March
Ladies Ovarian Cancer Charity Day – Tuesday 27th March
Ladies Jamberoo Open – Tuesday 10th April
Ladies Club Championships – starts Tuesday 1st May (54 holes)
Veterans – Club Championship – Monday 7th May
Johnny Warren Charity Day – Thursday 17th May
Men’s Foursomes Championships – Sunday 24th June (27 holes)
Lady Veterans Championship – starts Tuesday 3rd July (36 holes)
Jamberoo Men’s Open – Sunday 22nd July
Jamberoo Mixed Open – Sunday 29th July
Mixed Foursomes Championship – Sunday 19th August (27 holes)
Ladies Foursomes Championships – Tuesday 11th September (27 holes)
Men’s Club Championships – starts Saturday 6th October (72 holes)
Jamberoo Junior Open – Thursday 11th October
Ladies Community Cancer Link Charity Day – Tuesday 16th October
Men’s Gold Medal Playoff – Saturday 10th November
Ladies Gold Medal Playoff – Tuesday 13th November
Ladies Ham’s Day – Tuesday 20th November
Lady Veterans Turkey & Ham Day – Thursday 6th December
Ham’s Day – Saturday 8th December
Ladies – Christmas Fun Day – Tuesday 11th December
Veterans Christmas BBQ and Hams Day – Monday 17th December
As you can see it will be a busy time at the course.
For a full listing of the 2018 schedule of events please look under the ‘Golf’ tab on the club’s website or under the ‘More’ tab/Notices and Downloads.
Men’s Pennants 2018
Jamberoo Golf Club has entered 4 teams into the 2018 Illawarra Pennant competition. After last year’s grand performance where we almost won all the Pennants we entered only to be thwarted in the finals in very close matches, expectations are high and the club is looking forward to the upcoming season.
The B pennant squad (handicaps greater than 5.5) start their season on January 28 at home with a bye. Tony Panecasio leads the team with hopes to improve on last season’s second place finish. The following players will represent the club in the B Pennant, Scott Hainsworth, Jarrod Gehrmann, John Paul, Patrick Paris, Pete Munro and Ray Orr.
The C Pennant squad (handicaps greater than 12.5) start their season on February 4 with a home game against St George’s Basin and also are hoping to take that next step and do well in this year’s Pennant. Captain Chris Leckey leads the team with the following players representing the club, Tom Zimmermann, Wayne Griffiths, Andrew Ball, Boyd Sylvester and Tim Young .
The White Horse Cup is a handicap Matchplay event and we again have two teams entered in this year’s competition, the ‘Cowpats’ and the ‘Flies’. There have been several retirements and promotions from last year’s teams so quite a few new faces will make their debut this year.
The ‘Cowpats’ are still smarting from their defeat at the hands of Kiama in last year’s final which stopped them winning 3 in a row. Captain Col Booth has developed new tactics with the motto “ad victorium” a major part in his planning. The club will be represented in the Cowpats by Chris Goodwin, Shane Townsend, Arthur Bosanquet, Peter Francis, Dave Ransom, Matt Tedeschi and Brent McDonald.
The ‘Flies’ also performed admirably last season only losing in a playoff to the cowpats in the semi-final. Captain Larry Kent returns from injury and leads a very impressive side bristling with new talent. The representatives from the flies are, Don Thompson, Geoff Wilson, Ken Bradley, Brian Nicoll, Phil Gosling and Peter Young.
The club wishes each and every player the best of luck, safe in the knowledge that you will represent Jamberoo with pride.
The Latest Results
Saturday saw a great field play for the first monthly medal of 2018. A Grade winner and best gross score of the day went to Tony Rodriguez with a sensational 72 off the stick for nett 62. Greg Seymour played another good round for second with nett 65 and Wayne Arnott cleverly secured third place with 67, getting in before his ball was pinched. Paul Rodgers won B Grade with a good score of 64 nett beating both Andrew Ball and Stephane Seveque by one. C Grade was very close as well with Norbert Beringer continuing with his good form to win with nett 61, one better than Donald Roberts and 2 better than Ian Martens. D Grade was won by Luke Oborn with Robert Weir taking out the medal as Luke is a visitor from the Links. Jo Burke was the Ladies winner with a nett 72 one better than Jen Owers.
Lady Veteran Golfers co-ordinator, Lorraine Cram, was able to win the comp on Thursday with an excellent 37 points with Kay Ison taking second place with 36 points.
Wednesday saw Pat Paris win the Drummond Golf voucher with a fine 42 points in A Grade, Greg Seymour was again second with 39 points. The B grade winner was regular Kiama visitor Gus O’Brien with 41 points, beating both Phil Hahn and George Goor who had 38 points. Paul Tucker took out the C Grade prize with 39 points beating new cowpat Brent McDonald by one. Bruce Alexander won C Grade with 37 points on a countback from visitor Keith Eastham.
Lisa Bell with nett 72 was the winner on Tuesday from Lyn Kuskey who had 73 nett.
And in final news from Saturday Ron Chilby won the super shot, quickly pointing out to his mate Bernie how to spend $2 effectively!